Motivation appeals for fundraisers to sign up to Parallel London event

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 February 2017

Motivation supporters taking part in Parallel London last year.

Motivation supporters taking part in Parallel London last year.

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A disability charity in Backwell is on the hunt for fundraisers to take part in the world’s first ever push and run event.

Motivation, which is based in Brockley Lane, is looking for people to join its team at Parallel London – the world’s first ever fully inclusive and accessible fundraiser.

Parallel London is a one-of-a-kind track event which is open to all ages and fully accessible to people with disabilities.

The event is being held at Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Stadium on September 3 and participants can choose from five distances ranging from 100m to 10km.

Madelaine Turner, Motivation’s sponsored events officer, said: “We are really excited to be a part of Parallel London this September.

“You can walk it, push it, run it or be pushed – anything and everything goes.

“All too often disabled people are met with barriers to accessing big mass participation events which can often result in many being unable to take part which is just not right.

“That’s why we believe Parallel London represents a real turning point for inclusion and is something that Motivation welcomes with open arms. ”

Parallel London, which is now in its second year, has won nationwide support and also includes a free family festival.

Motivation sends low-cost wheelchairs all over the world, trains members of the community to use them and improves the lives of disabled people giving them the right equipment so they can become involved in their communities.

To join Motivation’s team at Parallel London visit, www.motivation.org.uk/Event/parallel-london-2017 or call 01275464012.


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